Anarchism and Technological Impediments to Social Justice
Author: MATEO S. PIMENTEL and EDWARD J. MARTIN
Published in IJED, Vol. 11 No. 1
Illich and other theoretical anarchists argue that one of the primary sources of contemporary social injustice is the established orthodoxy legitimizing the rationale for human progress through advanced technological innovations. Illich and theoretical anarchists argue that this orthodoxy comes at the expense of human labor and basic human needs. Unfettered technological innovation thus undermines, to a large degree, the individuals and societies to which technological innovation is argued to liberate. Capitalist advancement and technological innovation makes labor expendable as victims of capitalist technological success.